March 26, 2020
As we all should do during this coronavirus crisis and beyond, I called an older friend to see if she needed help.
By the time I hung up five minutes later, she'd helped me more than I could've possibly helped her: our conversat...
Pair brews up not just beer, but economic independence, empowerment
July 25, 2019
Who will save passengers from the greedy airlines?
June 25, 2018
A rainbow coalition road crew saved the day for me, could do the same for America.
August 5, 2019
March 18, 2020
In a recent whine-soaked column, we decried the way winning political candidates call you, court you and then cavalierly cast you aside after corralling your cash or your vote.
I mentioned, only incidentally, that I once ran for the Rocki...
March 11, 2020
I... I feel so used, so cheap.
For a few weeks I was - and if you've paid your phone bill, you were, too - among the most popular people in America as political candidates bombarded North Carolina registered voters with unsolicited emails, te...
February 20, 2020
In retrospect, I wish I'd at least told the dude to move his butt off my table.
Several years ago, while I was at a journalism convention and manning the booth for the News & Observer, a man I didn't know walked up and imperiously perched...
February 14, 2020
Oh well, there goes my one shot at being unique.
It was my goal to be the only columnist in America to not write about Kobe Bryant.
I was proceeding nicely until a reader wrote a letter asking The Saunders Report's resident shrink, Dr. Antho...
January 9, 2020
Addendum: the last paragraph in the initial edition of this story was incorrectly worded. It has been changed to reflect the accurate comment... The Publisher
Fred Crisp, former publisher of the News & Observer, told me of the time he received a cal...